With Special Guests Juan Jose Suarez & Emilio Ochando
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Juan Jose Suarez
A gypsy singer from Extramadura Juan has spent more than 20 years touring and collaborating with top flamenco artists such as Andrés Marín, Mario Maya, Remedios Amaya Antonio Canales, Rafael Amargo & Belén Maya as well as composing music for dance, theatre and film. He has absorbed wide ranging musical influences throughout his career and continues to develop his own unique & expressive flamenco voice.
Born in Valencia in 1984, he began studying dance at 9 years of age with teachers Martín Vargas and Jose Porcel. In late 1995 he joined the National Ballet of Spain in their production of ‘Medea’ sharing the stage with Lola Greco, Antonio Marquez and Luis Ortega among others. He moved to Madrid in 2001 to study and perform with with Manuel Reyes, Domingo Ortega and La China and in 2004 he joined the company of Domingo Ortega collaborating on the show ‘Orpheus’ on tour in Japan & USA. In 2006 he joined the New Spanish Ballet Company directed by Miguel Ángel Rojas and Carlos Rodriguez touring Europe, Asia and the Americas and including a performance at the Royal Festival Hall in London.
Since 2007 he has performed with many dancers and choreographers such as Rafael Aguilar for the shows ‘Carmen’ and ‘Bolero Flamenco, and as a soloist with Aida Gomez. In 2013 he won first prize at the III International Dance Festival in Almería and has recently formed his own company in Madrid which has just opened its second show 3DEUNO.
Founder member, choreographer and director of Flamenco Express in 1996.
She has also worked with Christina Hoyos, Paco Peña and others in Madrid, Tokyo, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris and throughout Europe. And collaborated with Merce Cunnigham and other contemporary choreographers.
Recent Collaborations ‘Spaces in Between’ 2007 with Athina Valha and Candoco. Principle soloist ‘Splinter In The Flesh’ with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron
A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen and studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express, with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim.